INNISFIL, ON- After struggling through the first half of the 2014 Sunset Speedway season, third-generation star Billy Zardo dominated August 2nd’s Limited Late Model feature for his first win in over a year.
“This is incredible, I think I almost forgot how great it feels to be here”, said Zardo in victory lane.
“I’m so relieved. I wanted this so bad. This team has stuck with me through so much this season, this one is for them”
The Brampton, ON wheelman led all 50-laps, holding off a very game Taylor Holdaway through the race’s late stages.
“Taylor’s had a great year and he definitely gave me a war”, remarked Zardo, “I’ll race side-by-side with him any night of the week. That was as much fun as I’ve had all season”
Upon clearing post-race inspection, ‘Z3’ explained just how much the victory meant to his family-run operation.
“We needed a win. This season has really been a struggle for us. From motor problems to wrecks, it feels like every week has been a struggle in one way or another”
“I’m so happy I was able to get this one for my team. They’ve kept me going this year. If ever I get down on myself, they’re there to keep me focused. I couldn’t possibly ask for a better group of guys to have at the track”
In addition to his victory, Zardo would add a top-3 finish in August 3rd competition, pulling the Holmes on Homes/Hassell Automotive No. 46 to 5th in Sunset Speedway championship points with 3 nights remaining in the regular season.
“This late-season push has really helped us in the points, hopefully we can keep it going”, said Zardo.
“The top-5 in points are so tight right now, if we can keep our streak of podium finishes going, there’s really no telling where we could end up. I’d love a top-3, but any spot in the top-5 is an accomplishment when you consider the level of competition we’re up against”
Zardo will return to Sunset Speedway competition this Saturday, August 9th for another 50-lap Ltd. Late Model ‘Super Series’ event. Gate times and ticket prices can be found at www.SunsetSpeedway.ca.
Zardo’s 2014 campaign is made possible thanks to Holmes On Homes, National Exhaust, Better Contracting and Hassell Automotive.
Be sure to follow ‘Z3’ on Twitter @Z3Zardo4846.
By Spencer Lewis (@itsspencerlewis)
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